PORSCHE 917/10 SPYDER - GEORGE FOLLMER - 1972 CAN-AM - iPhone Case

  • $22.00 USD
    Unit price per 

After Porsche had won Le Mans twice with the iconic 917 Kurzheck, the engineers at Weissach converted it into a Group 7 contender that had over 1000 bhp by 1973. As a result the L&M Porsche+Audi 917/10 of George Follmer and Penske won the 1972 Can-Am Championship ahead of the typically dominant McLaren team.

The capable team at Weissach under the direction of Hans Mezger and Helmut Flegl created the 917/10 specifically for the 1971 Can-Am season. It was much wider and fitted with massive integrated rear wing that was suitable for the sprint track races in Can-Am. It was also the shortest 917 ever built. Mark Donohue described the 1972 configuration as having “the meanest, wildest, ugliest race car nose in the entire world.”

With L&M Cigarettes livery, the Penske Porsches were developed by Porsche and Mark Donohue working in concert. The heavily revised intake, new titanium valves and increased cooling allowed the engineers to produce a reliable 18~20 psi and 800 bhp for Penske. Furthermore, a recalibrated Bosch fuel injection unit and intake manifold relief valves improved the poor throttle response from 1971.

During the 1972 season, the Penske Porsches suffered from occasional technical issues that only prevented them from winning every single race. Mid-season Mark Donohue suffered a bad accident in a lightweight magnesium car during tesing and was sidelined. He was replaced by George Follmer who later won five races and the championship.

• Solid polycarbonate back
• Flexible, see-through polyurethane sides
• .5 mm raised bezel
• Precisely aligned port openings
• Easy to take on and off
• Wireless charging compatible
• The SE case fits the 2020 iPhone SE model
• Blank product sourced from China